See Update for January 23rd below
Our work at the 2012 Seattle Boat Show was a huge success and now it’s time for the 2013 show. It appeared all who volunteered at the concierge station or at the Information Booth had a good time. It offered a chance for gals to get to know each other as well as help out the Northwest Marine Trade Association. And, it’s a great opportunity to put female faces on boating expertise in the Pacific Northwest. A huge thank you to all who participate!
This page has some information about the Seattle Boat Show this year. It’s especially helpful for those of you who join our great volunteer effort at the boat show (We staff the Information Booth and concierge station.). We will post resources and information that can help those who want to prepare some ahead of time. This page doesn’t cover everything, though so visit the Seattle Boat Show website, see below.
Most Important Way to Prepare for a Shift
The most important preparation you can do for a shift at the Seattle Boat Show Information Booth or Concierge station is to study the Seattle Boat Show web site. There are links to exhibitors, the layout of the show, special events and much more. Here is a link to the website:
A note: We know those who’ve worked the Information Booth in the past have all wished we had more information about individual product brands that the booths carry. The NMTA does attempt to get participants to provide as much product info as possible. The following was sent out to those with booths this year:
“Accessory Brands Update for Website
Earlier this week all exhibitors received a fax requesting exhibitors to review and update the Accessory Brands they will display at the show.
Attendees can search for exhibitors four ways – 1) Company Name, 2)Products & Services, 3) Boat Brands (new) on display, and 4) Accessory Brands on display.
The Accessory Brands list is not as complete as we would like and encourage all exhibitors to complete the form and fax it to our office, 206-632-0078.”
UPDATE – January 23rd
LOCATION OF STAGES HAS CHANGED The Fishing stage remains in the same location right where the West and North halls meet. The two other stages that host the seminars are located in the same area as the Fishing stage this year. Again that is where the West and North Halls meet.
FRIDAY FUN Check the website as both Fridays have really fun things going on – wine tasting the first Friday and ale tasting the second Friday. Live music, also.
There is no free parking with online tickets, there is an opportunity to get free parking with the purchase of 4 adult e-tickets this year.
Online ticket buyers recieve a free cup of chowder from FX McCory’s, a free years subscription to one of five boating or outdoor magazines.
The Shuttle between the Century Link venue and the Lake Union venue remains the same. A schedule will be kept handy at the Info Booth.
Here is misc. info from the meeting should it go on the blog or in the email to volunteers? and need the link to Women’s Day on the website.
Vivian and Marilyn